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The fight needs no hype but there is more as Cotto calls Margarito a criminal | BoxingInsider.com - Boxing | Boxing News
You had to know it was coming. Antonio Margarito said Miguel Cotto is a criminal. Then Cotto countered, that Margarito does not know what a criminal means and he should look up the word in a dictionary.

Criminal Defense Attorney David R. Eshelman Improves Website to Further Assist Clients
The Berks County Law Office of David R. Eshelman launches an improved website to make it easier than ever to connect with an experienced criminal defense lawyer or get answers to basic legal questionsReading, PA (PRWEB) November 30, 2011 Reading, Pennsylvania lawyer David R. Eshelman announces the launch of an improved website to provide a more valuable online legal resource to current and ...

Defense attorney Theresa Caballero running for bench of District Criminal Court No. 1
Local defense attorney Theresa Caballero has announced she is running for the bench of District Criminal Court No. 1.

Defense attorney Theresa Caballero running for bench of District Criminal Court No. 1
Local defense attorney Theresa Caballero has announced she is running for the bench of District Criminal Court No. 1.

Senate backs military custody for terror suspects
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Thursday voted in favor of a requirement that captured terrorism suspects, including those detained in the United States, be held in military custody. The proposed legislation mandates that suspected members of al Qaeda and other militant groups be detained by the U.S. military instead of the U.S. criminal court system. American citizens, however, are ...

Attorney Barry Cohen faces real estate setbacks
It appears Barry Cohen, one of Tampa's legal giants, hasn't done as well in real estate as he's fared in high-profile court cases.

Father claims insanity in death of 10 year old son
Until today, Terry Sturgis had only been charged with crimes that occurred on or about November 4th, the date his 10 year old son, Tramelle, was found dead. .

Sudan Defense Minister’s Arrest Is Sought in Darfur Crimes
If the International Criminal Court issues a warrant, Defense Minister Abdel Rahim Muhammad Hussein will be the country’s fourth senior politician wanted in connection to violence in Darfur.

Accused Cop Shooter Expected to Use PTSD Defense
Tennessee prosecutors say they expect accused cop shooter Joseph Shriver to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The possible source of that illness: Shriver's tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Iraq.

Source of head injuries still unknown
Authorities are still investigating whether a prominent criminal defense lawyer who has been hospitalized for weeks is a crime victim, Monroe County Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Pauli said.

Defense contractor in Clifton shuts doors
Swiss Tech fined after guilty plea to exporting military designs to China

El Paso defense attorney Theresa Caballero to face off against Diane Navarrete
Local defense attorney Theresa Caballero has announced she is running for the bench of District Criminal Court No. 1.

ICC requests arrest warrant for Sudan defense minister
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has requested an arrest warrant for Sudan's defense minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Darfur from August 2003 to March 2004. The Hague-based ICC, the world's top war crimes court, has already issued arrest warrants for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on ...

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for Sudanese defense minister over Darfur crimes
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The International Criminal Court prosecutor sought an arrest warrant Friday for Sudan’s defense minister for allegedly helping to mastermind atrocities in Darfur. The request brings to three the number of senior Sudanese leaders — including President Omar al-Bashir — accused of crimes in Darfur. Read full article >>

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The International Criminal Court prosecutor is seeking an arrest warrant for Sudan's defense minister for alleged atrocities in Darfur.

Prosecutor seeks Sudan defense minister arrest
The International Criminal Court prosecutor sought an arrest warrant Friday for Sudan's defense minister on crimes against humanity and war crimes charges for allegedly helping orchestrate atrocities in Darfur.

International Criminal Court seeks arrest warrant against Sudan's defense minister
ICC prosecutor calls Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein among those who ‘bear greatest criminal responsibility’ for atrocities in Sudan

Sudan's defense minister accused of war crimes
Sudan's defense minister faces International Criminal Court charges for crimes against humanity and war crimes in the country's war-torn region of Darfur, the court said Friday.

ICC requests arrest warrant for Sudan defense minister
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor requested an arrest warrant for Sudan's defense minister on Friday as part of its investigation into atrocities in the Darfur conflict. The ICC has already issued arrest warrants for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on charges of orchestrating genocide in Darfur, as well as for a former minister of state for the ...

India press council says it will bring criminal charges against police who beat journalists
NEW DELHI — The head of India’s Press Council told top security officials he would bring criminal charges against any police officers and paramilitary troops who attack journalists. Markandey Katju’s strong defense of media safety followed repeated assaults on reporters covering demonstrations in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Police in the tumultuous region wrote in an email to The Associated Press ...

India press group to charge police who beat media
The Associated Press The Associated Press NEW DELHI The head of India's Press Council told top security officials he would bring criminal charges against any police officers and paramilitary troops who attack journalists. Markandey Katju's strong defense of media safety followed repeated assaults on reporters covering demonstrations in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Police in the tumultuous region ...

ICC seeks arrest of Sudan defense minister
KHARTOUM, Sudan, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court's top prosecutor sought an arrest warrant for Sudan Defense Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein for alleged crimes in Darfur.

Factbox: What is the International Criminal Court?
(Reuters) - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Friday requested an arrest warrant for Sudan's defense minister, Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein, for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Darfur from August 2003 to March 2004. The International Criminal Court (ICC) is also pursuing Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, and is investigating alleged crimes in Kenya, Libya ...

Sudan's defense minister wanted by ICC
THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Sudanese defense minister is wanted for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during the genocide in Darfur, the ICC said Friday.

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for Sudanese defense minister over Darfur crimes
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The International Criminal Court prosecutor sought an arrest warrant Friday for Sudan’s defense minister on crimes against humanity and war crimes charges for allegedly helping orchestrate atrocities in Darfur. The request brings to three the number of senior Sudanese leaders — including President Omar al-Bashir — accused of crimes in Darfur. Read full article >>

ICC prosecutor seeks Sudan defense minister's arrest
AMSTERDAM/KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor requested an arrest warrant for Sudan's defense minister on Friday as part of the court's investigation into atrocities in the Darfur conflict, a move that Khartoum dismissed as "political." The ICC has already issued arrest warrants for Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on charges of orchestrating genocide in ...

Attorney Arrested For Drug Possession
A local attorney wanted on a felony drug charge in St. Louis city is arrested in Pine Lawn, Missouri, suspected of possessing heroin.

Butler announces run for DA
Nathan Butler, a criminal defense and family law attorney, has worked both as defender and prosecutor. It's that experience — asking a jury to sentence a defendant and being able to ask for leniency — that he believes would make him the best choice for the 51st District attorney.

Attorney Arrested For Drug Possession
Pine Lawn police picked up a criminal defense attorney on a traffic violation Friday only to discover he was wanted on a felony drug warrant from St. Louis City.

More questions than answers after fatal carjacking convictions tossed out
One day after the convictions in one of Knoxville's most horrific crimes were upended, there were more questions than answers.

George Clooney's Satellites Build a Case Against an Alleged War Criminal
The International Criminal Court is compiling evidence of possible recent war crimes in southern Sudan, allegedly directed by the same man, Sudanese Defense Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein, who a prosecutor at the court wants to apprehend for alleged crimes eight years ago in Darfur. An internal ICC memo outlines the Darfur crimes, and says Hussein is "currently central to the commission of ...

Sudan: State Slams ICC Prosecutor's Request for Arrest of Its Defense Minister
Sudan has accused the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo, of seeking to undermine its military establishment and sabotage peace in Darfur after he requested an arrest warrant for the country's defense minister.

Former Court Service Suspected Of Scheme With Fake Certificates
Police and prosecutors are launching a grand jury investigation into allegations that a former courthouse counseling service provided phony certificates stating prostitutes and other misdemeanor offenders had completed its programs. Steven Brox, the former

Investigation continues in lawyer's head injuries
Authorities are still investigating whether a prominent criminal defense lawyer who has been hospitalized for weeks is a crime victim.

ACLU Suing NCIS Over Harassment Claims
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Naval Criminal Investigative Service after a local woman says she was spied on and harassed by NCIS agents.

Why Michigan's indigent defense system must be reformed (editorial)
Being poor should not mean adequate legal counsel is not available if you are accused of a crime.

Bergrin murder trial analysis: Felon witnesses tainted government's case
Attorney Paul Bergrin's high-profile murder trial ended in a hung jury just before Thanksgiving

Curlett, Levin join forces to form firm specializing in criminal defense
&via=&related=wpglamour" Two weeks ago, Charles N. “Chad” Curlett Jr. moved offices and started a new business. By Tuesday, he is expecting the birth of his third child. Curlett, 40, a lawyer who started a partnership with attorney Steven Levin on Nov. 21, is used to this kind of chaos. The last few weeks are nothing compared to a [...] &via=&related=wpglamour"

Texas Law Firm Launches Criminal Record Expungement
HARLINGEN, Texas, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Barrera Law Firm has launched a special service to assist those with criminal backgrounds expunge or clear their records. It is available in Texas where the law allows those affected to get their record sealed so that...

Criminal file in death penalty case will stay open
Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson can’t make secret the entire contents of the criminal file in the ongoing death penalty case of Julian Whatley, a state judge ruled this morning.

Melnychenko's lawyer: Court may cancel criminal case against Kuchma on Dec. 7
Mykola Nedilko, the lawyer of the former major of the State Department of Guards, Mykola Melnychenko, says that on Dec. 7 Kyiv's Pechersky District Court might cancel the criminal case against Second Ukrainian President (1994-2005) Leonid Kuchma.

Judge Grants Venue Change in Robbery Trial Based on Pretrial Publicity
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A judge granted a change of venue last week for an upcoming robbery trial based on pretrial publicity of the man’s criminal history and the “inflammatory” public comments on the articles.

Blagojevich’s sentencing judge known for impartiality
His background is in law enforcement, but he’s carved out a reputation as a judge who plays it right down the middle, favoring neither the defense nor the prosecution.That’s the man who will write the final act to the Rod Blagojevich drama.U.S. District Judge James Zagel, a onetime prosecutor and head of the Illinois State Police, is a jurist who has shown he can be persuaded, to a point, by ...

Attorney pleads no contest to four charges
SANTA CRUZ - Criminal defense attorney Joseph Carlye Barrera pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of forgery and two counts of being under the influence.

Trial to begin for former Bangor Township assistant coach accused of sexually assaulting toddler
Mark P. Townsend will proceed to trial Tuesday with an abridged witness list.

Mueller enlists Sheen's lawyer in coke case
Aspen criminal-defense attorney Richard Cummins on Monday entered his appearance for celebrity Brooke Mueller, who was arrested outside of a downtown nightclub Saturday on cocaine and assault charges.

Cops and Courts: Dec. 6, 2011
SANTA CRUZ Attorney admits to forgery charges SANTA CRUZ -- Criminal defense attorney Joseph Carlye Barrera pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of forgery and two counts of being under the influence.

President of Côte d'Ivoire to Stand Trial in the International Criminal Court
President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo who had been displaced as a result of the French intervention appeared before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague on December 5.

Judge Thomas Bower to oversee state trooper's criminal case
WEST UNION, Iowa --- Thomas Bower, chief judge of the 1st Judicial District, in November postponed a hearing until a specific judge could be assigned to accused state trooper Mikel Yauk's case.

Dothan courthouse Christmas tree moved after complaint over crime-victim photo decorations
The changed location is in response to complaints by a defense attorney who contends the photos could prejudice jurors against criminal defendants.




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